Weight Stigma Q&A

Q1: What is weight stigma? The inherent association of this term with obesity is illustrated by the World Obesity Federation’s definition: “Weight stigma refers to the discriminatory acts and ideologies targeted towards individuals because of their weight and size....
Contingency Planning for Private Practice

Contingency Planning for Private Practice

Consider the following scenario. You have a thriving private practice, with many different types of clients. Some clients are at higher nutrition risk and require frequent follow up.  Something unforeseen occurs, requiring you to take time away from your practice or...
Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma Informed Practice

Q1: What is trauma? What are its causes? Trauma is “when we have encountered an out of control, frightening experience that has disconnected us from all sense of resourcefulness or safety or coping or love” [1]. More specifically, trauma is “a process that involves...
Debating or Disagreeing Online or in Your Workplace

Debating or Disagreeing Online or in Your Workplace

Q1: Is it ever acceptable to disagree with or debate publicly a policy/guideline/statement made by a government, regulatory, or enforcement agency? It is always okay to debate, or question proposed polices/guidelines that represent a different way in which to approach...